Designing a “Bud Box”

Designing a “Bud Box”

Ron Gill, Ph.D., Rick Machen, Ph.D

Texas A&M University

There is nothing magical or mystical about a Bud Box. It is a facility design that allows the handler to position themselves correctly to facilitate cattle flow out of the box into either the crowd alley leading to a chute or to a trailer load out. Always keep in mind that the Box is a flow- through part of the facility. Cattle should never be stored in the Box waiting to be sent into the crowd alley or to a trailer.

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